If the firewall detects a connection being made to the network, an information box appears in which you specify how to proceed for this particular application. Specify here precisely how to proceed in terms of allowing or forbidding network access:
- Per Application: This enables you to specify universal authorization or denial of network access by the currently selected application on any port and using any transfer protocol (e.g. TCP or UDP).
- Per Protocol/Port/Application: The application requesting network access is only permitted to go online with the requested transfer protocol and on the specified port. If the same application requests an additional network connection on another port or using a different protocol, the query will appear again, allowing you to create another rule for it.
- Application, if at least x inquiries are pending: There are applications (e.g. Microsoft Outlook) that send identical requests to multiple ports when requesting network access or that use different protocols simultaneously. Since, for example, this would cause several queries in the Protocol/Port/Application setting, you can specify here that applications should receive general permission or refusal for network use as soon as you have allowed or denied connection by the user.